Giurgiu

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Giurgiu

(jo͝or`jo͝o), city (1990 pop. 71,875), S Romania, in Walachia, on the Danube River opposite RuseRuse
, city (1993 pop. 170,209), NE Bulgaria, on the Danube River bordering Romania. The chief river port of Bulgaria, it is also an industrial and communications center; a bridge spans the Danube to link Ruse with Giurgiu, Romania.
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, Bulgaria, with which it is linked by a bridge. An important inland port, Giurgiu is connected by two oil pipelines with PloieştiPloieşti
, city (1990 pop. 259,014), S central Romania, in Walachia. It is the chief center of the Romanian petroleum industry and of the Ploieşti oil region. The city is a railroad hub and is linked by oil pipelines with Bucharest and the ports of Giurgiu on the
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. There are shipyards, canneries, and other light industries. The city was founded (10th cent.) on the site of a Roman settlement by Genoese merchants, who named it San Giorgio. Conquered by the Turks in 1417, it played an important role in the 16th-century wars between Walachia and Turkey and in the later Russo-Turkish Wars. Remains of the old town walls, the ruins of a medieval fortress, and an old clock tower still stand.

Giurgiu

 

a city in Rumania, in the district of Ilfov. Population, 43,000 (1969). Giurgiu is a port on the Danube, the outer harbor of Bucharest, and a highway and railway junction (a two-deck bridge spans the Danube). Giurgiu is the terminus of two pipelines; an electric power line to Bulgaria passes through the city. Giurgiu has shipyards, a food industry (flour, sugar, and vegetable-canning), and textile, chemical, and woodworking enterprises.